Thursday June 26, 1980
US date format: 6/26/1980, UK date format: 26/6/1980
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 26, 1980). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jason Schwartzman and Sinik (rapper).
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Coming Up by Paul McCartney.
My Bodyguard, directed by Tony Bill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980
while The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Coming Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Stratovox or Computer Bismarck.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 26, 1980?
- Saints John and Paul
- The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
- Flag Day in Romania
- Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
- See more
- Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.
- Miriam Daly: Irish republican activist (Born 1928).
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 26, 1980?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial
Top #11 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)
- Paul McCartney - Coming Up
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- Bette Midler - The Rose
- Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
- Bob Seger - Against The Wind
- Elton John - Little Jeannie
- Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
- Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
- Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time (Medley)
- Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Don McLean - Crying
- MASH - Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless)
- Lipps Inc - Funky Town
- Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
- Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
Top #9 R&B songs
- The S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
- Jermaine Jackson - Let's Get Serious
- Stephanie Mills - Sweet Sensation
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - Landlord
- Change - A Lover's Holiday
- Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
- The Manhattans - Shining Star
- The Spinners - Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time
- Larry Graham - One In A Million You
Make this day unforgettable
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Days to next June 26If June 26, 1980 is your birthday you're 40 years, 3 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 28 days.
Unlimited books on any devices, try your first month free
What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 the zodiac sign was Cancer.
Who was the US President on June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on June 26, 1980?
On June 26, 1980 several famous people were born including, Jason Schwartzman, Sinik (rapper), Rémy Vercoutre.
Which famous people died on June 26, 1980?
Famous people died on June 26, 1980 include, Miriam Daly.
What was the number one song in June 26, 1980?
The number one song in the week of June 26, 1980 was Coming Up by Paul McCartney in US and Crying by Don McLean in UK.
What were the top hits on June 26, 1980?
The top hits on June 26, 1980 were Coming Up by Paul McCartney, Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) by Paul McCartney, Funkytown by Lipps, Inc., The Rose by Bette Midler in US and Crying by Don McLean, Theme From 'M*A*S*H' (Suicide is Painless) by MASH in UK.